mocksalute: Found this friend outside of a hig…

mocksalute:

Found this friend outside of a highway rest stop! Can anyone ID them for me?

Pandora Sphinx Moth, Eumorpha pandorus

It’s one I haven’t seen yet, but I have seen a couple of her siblings in the same genus!

Vine Sphinx! I found a bunch of caterpillars of these recently, can’t wait for the adults!

Banded Sphinx! I’ve only ever seen this one, but I put him on my face!

Sphinx moths are great and large! If you have heard of hornworms, that’s what their caterpillars are called. And many adults are also called “hummingbird moths” because they can be easily mistaken as hummingbirds (they feed on nectar the same way hummers do!)

August 3, 2018